Articles by

Bethany Erickson

02/24/18 12:00pm

Historical shelterThe bones of the Baer Barn B&B in Fredericksburg are steeped in history — the original structure was built in 1860. But this historical shelter has seen a little bit of new construction and a great deal of upgrading, making it a seamless combination of old and new.

The home sits on 4.81 acres of Hill Country land, just outside of the main part of Fredericksburg proper. Built of log, timber, and rock, the home and guest house would be a great income generator and also a great place to plan a day of wine tours and fine dining. (more…)

02/18/18 8:00am

Leona ValleyA California midcentury modern with views for days, tucked into an 11-acre property studded with pine, in the heart of a newly-designated AVA (American Viticultural area) designated area sounds like an amazing second shelter — especially when you see all the room it has for entertaining. (more…)

02/08/18 10:15am

As most everyone knows, we are all about The Vacation over here. I mean, we’re pretty obvious about it. But over on our parent site, CandysDirt.com, we have a weekly feature called the Wednesday WTF. This week, we’re not talking about the charming abodes we see on SecondShelters.com.

We’re talking about something else entirely. These three hotels we’ve chosen for today’s WTF are um, an acquired taste. If you have acquired this taste, then we applaud your adventurous spirit and love of sodium.

Come check it out.

02/06/18 12:25pm

basic instinctOne of the stars of Basic Instinct is for sale.

The California home where parts of the 1990s thriller were filmed got a lot of attention as one of the more stunning sets in movie history. It is on the market – and the buyer will have not only a piece of cinematic history but a home with gorgeous, jaw-dropping views of the ocean and Point Lobos. (more…)

02/03/18 11:00am

WiscassetWiscasset, Maine, has been dubbed the “prettiest village in Maine,” and for a little more than $200,000, someone will get to live in a cozy, historic Cape Cod nestled within walking distance of downtown.

The seaport town was originally a Native American settlement, with European immigrants setting up shop around 1663. When Maine became a state in 1820, the town was briefly considered for the state capitol, but ultimately lost to Augusta. (more…)

01/20/18 9:42am

LBJJust a week after becoming president, Lyndon Baines Johnson picked up a ranch in Blanco County — Johnson City, to be exact — as a hideaway where he could relax a bit.

And when he announced he wouldn’t be running for re-election in 1968, it was his 800-acre spread that he retreated to, giving staffers strict instructions to keep the press at bay for a while. (more…)